From Black Voices — While she may have lost at winning a Golden Globe Award this past Sunday for her role in ‘Frankie and Alice,’ and has several projects yet be filmed, one project you won’t see Oscar winner Halle Berry doing is the biopic of soul legend Aretha Franklin.

Or at least that’s the way it seems.

Not soon after the 68-year-old Queen of Soul spoke on the Wendy Williams show about wanting the Oscar winner to play her in a biopic, Berry spoke to E! News on the Golden Globes red carpet, killing any rumors, and citing her inability to sing as too big of an obstacle in undertaking the role.

“If I could carry a tune, I’d consider it,” she said. “Someone should tell Aretha that I can’t do her justice.”

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  • Halle is not at all appropriate to play the Queen of Soul. I used to be a big fan of Halle but recently read an article in Vogue magazine where she was relieved to know her daughter thought of her as a blueberry and not a blackberry. I don’t understand the big difference in the berry colors but they seem to be significant to Halle. I have noticed she is identifying much more with her caucasion heritage (which is her right) and leaving her african heritage behind.

    • S.

      Halle never really identified with her “African Heritage” in the first place. She’s always leaned toward the Whiter side (understandably) because her mother is White, she went to a White school and grew up in a White environment

      She only made it as far as she has because of the Black roles in Black movies that she took until she finally made it to where she wants to be (comfortable and accepted by her White peers) and she hasn’t looked back since

      She’s like the female Morgan Freeman (aren’t they currently in a Broadway show together, hmmm.. ironic)

  • sheryl

    l. o. l. Aretha need to stop. She knew good and damn well Halle aint right to play her (sorry, had to get hood-esque on this one). Halle’s not good enough of an actress even if she did resemble Aretha.

  • Jennifer All The Way!

    Jennifer Hudson should play Aretha.

    • African Mami

      She cannot ACT at all at all at all. She is a GREAT SINGER.tho